What do you get when you combine an Olde Town filled with charming shops, festive music, smiling faces, crafts galore, yummy food, holiday decor, local wines, Santa, over 400 holiday merchants with gifts for all ages and enough fun to last all year? You get the 56th annual Southern Christmas Show! All under one roof, and waiting to welcome you. 



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2023 Dates & Hours

General Admission

November 9th - 19th, 2023

Sundays, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All other days: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Preview Night
Wednesday, November 8, 2023: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Early Bird VIP
Saturday, November 11, 2023: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Admission Prices

General Admission: November 9-19, 2023
Adults (advance online only): $16
Adults (at the door): $18
Children (ages 6 - 12):  $8
Children (ages 5 & under):  FREE with a paying adult


Preview Night: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   
Admission (online or at the door) $26
Preview Night ticket is required for all ages. Children tickets will not be accepted.


Early Bird VIP: Saturday, November 11, 2023 ONLY from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Admission (online or at the door) $22
Early Bird VIP Morning ONLY - Strollers, wagons, etc. are STRICTLY PROHIBITED. You will not be allowed entry with any sort of wheeled carriage/cart during this time.  
Early Bird VIP ticket is required for all ages. Children tickets will not be accepted.


• Discount and Complimentary Tickets will not be accepted for Preview Night  
• Discount and Complimentary Tickets will not be accepted for Early Bird VIP
• Advance Adult Admission will be at the $16 discounted rate through 11/8/23. Starting opening day of the show the price will increase to $18 online, same as box office pricing

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Harris Teeter 

Adult tickets are sold at select Harris Teeters locations closer to the show.  Check back in October for a list of locations.  


Group Tickets

 Do you have a group that is interested in coming to the show? It's easy to sign up and receive a group discounted price. Buy them online or place a group of tickets on consignment for 20 or more people. Bus pass available upon request

    Group Tickets - $14.00 per person for groups of 20+ people (Advance Only)

    Interested in Corporate Tickets?
    Click here to contact a representative about the Corporate Ticket Program.



    Standard size push wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Coat Check Desk in Liberty Hall. You will be asked to provide a driver’s license, which we will hold until the wheelchair is returned. Wheelchairs may not be reserved. Oversized and motorized wheelchairs are not available, but attendees may bring their own.

    Show Location

    The Park Expo and Conference Center
    800 Briar Creek Road
    Charlotte, NC 28205


    You can find directions by clicking here.


    General Parking: $10 at the gate. 
    Valet Parking:  $20
    Cash, VISA, MC, AMX and DSC.

    The parking lots at The Park Expo will open two hours prior to show open each day for attendees.

    There are more than 4,000 parking spots at and immediately adjacent to The Park Expo & Conference Center, but they tend to fill up quickly. Lots at The Park Expo, plus Bojangles Coliseum, Ovens Arena, Golden Green Hotel, and even the nearby elementary school (weekends only), all open two hours prior to the show open each day. Come early for the most convenient parking! Look for free golf cart shuttles being run by the Shriner’s to whisk you from your car to the door—grab a seat if you spot one!

    Handicapped Parking

    Customers must inform the parking attendant that they need or would like handicapped parking.  After paying for parking, the attendant will then give instructions on how to get to the  handicapped parking area.  To insure your parking, the customer must hang their handicapped placard from the mirror or notify the attendant that the vehicle has a permanent handicapped parking tag.

    If all handicapped parking spots are full, attendants will still allow you to drop off guests at the front door before you park in general parking.

    Hotel Partners


    •  $99 for 2 Queens or 1 King Bed - Special rate available ONLY by CLICKING HERE or calling 704-227-1802.
    • Free Parking, Free WiFi, Pet Friendly, On-site Restaurant 
    • 15-20 minutes from the venue surrounded by shopping and local restaurant choices

    4808 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210


    Fairfield Inn Logo

    •  $129 for 2 Queens or 1 King Bed - Special rate available ONLY by CLICKING HERE.
    • Free Breakfast, Free high-speed internet, On-site Restaurant, $10 Parking
    • Only 2 exits away from the venue in beautiful Downtown Charlotte  

    201 South McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC 28204


    Book hotel by October 19, 2023 for the Southern Christmas Show special rates. Limited availability.

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